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Post by Henry on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 03:31

http://www.espncricinfo.com/newzealand/content/current/story/647165.html

Farewell to an honest trier. He'll be better remembered in years to come for his hopelessness with the bat as he will be for his feats with the ball.

"Chris Martin, the New Zealand fast bowler, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 38. Martin will leave the game with 233 Test wickets at 33.81, making him New Zealand's third-highest Test wicket taker, behind only Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori."
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Post by Henry on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 03:35

A tribute-

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Post by tricycle on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 04:17



Pretty decent career.

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Post by JGK on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 04:18

Phil Hughes future expected batting average just went up as well.


Without a doubt the worst batsman ever. It still beggars belief that someone could be so bad in the professional age.

Still, it was great fun.

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Post by Red on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 04:56

Well at least he sort of expected to lose his wicket early, unlike McGrath who seemed to look Bradman like bewildered if his stumps went atumbling.
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Post by lardbucket on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 07:07

I thought his bowling average might have been better than that.

Good bowler.

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Post by skully on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 07:33

Well done to Coldplay on a decent Test bowling career, and for giving us plenty of chuckles with the bat.
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Post by lardbucket on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 08:07

and for being able to laugh at himself ... wonderful 'coaching video'

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Post by beamer on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 08:35

A solid bowling performer with a slightly unusual action, it's taken a long time for NZ to find a crop of young bowlers to allow them to move on from him. But of course it's his batting that will be best remembered! Shame he didn't manage to break Courtney Walsh's ducks record...

I guess now he can get on with the next Coldplay album, not to mention his career in English lower league football... who takes over as the worst batsman in Test cricket now? (No ironic suggestions of members of the England or Australia top orders please!)

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Post by horace on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 08:38

Fawad is a classic 11...he will take the mantle if ever selected
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Post by JGK on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 08:47

beamer wrote:A solid bowling performer with a slightly unusual action, it's taken a long time for NZ to find a crop of young bowlers to allow them to move on from him. But of course it's his batting that will be best remembered! Shame he didn't manage to break Courtney Walsh's ducks record...

I guess now he can get on with the next Coldplay album, not to mention his career in English lower league football... who takes over as the worst batsman in Test cricket now? (No ironic suggestions of members of the England or Australia top orders please!)


Monty, surely.

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Post by taipan on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 08:50

JGK wrote:
beamer wrote:A solid bowling performer with a slightly unusual action, it's taken a long time for NZ to find a crop of young bowlers to allow them to move on from him. But of course it's his batting that will be best remembered! Shame he didn't manage to break Courtney Walsh's ducks record...

I guess now he can get on with the next Coldplay album, not to mention his career in English lower league football... who takes over as the worst batsman in Test cricket now? (No ironic suggestions of members of the England or Australia top orders please!)


Monty, surely.

The batsman who won the last Ashes in England?
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Post by JGK on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 08:54

Yes. Him.

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Post by lardbucket on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 09:01

horace wrote:Fawad is a classic 11...he will take the mantle if ever selected

I looked at his batting stats the other day, when I was wondering why his (selection) barrow was being pushed so hard by some.

His batting isn't as bad as all that. He came in at number 8 or 9 in one of the Pakistani FC games I looked at, and he was making runs and hitting sixes. So not as bad as Monty, or Martin. Peter George was the most recent truly hopeless batsman I saw on the Australian FC scene, if we discount Phil Hughes.


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Post by Neil D on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 09:38

lardbucket wrote:

... if we discount Phil Hughes.


Damn, beat me to it.
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Post by embee on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 10:08

lardbucket wrote:
horace wrote:Fawad is a classic 11...he will take the mantle if ever selected

I looked at his batting stats the other day, when I was wondering why his (selection) barrow was being pushed so hard by some.

His batting isn't as bad as all that. He came in at number 8 or 9 in one of the Pakistani FC games I looked at, and he was making runs and hitting sixes. So not as bad as Monty, or Martin. Peter George was the most recent truly hopeless batsman I saw on the Australian FC scene, if we discount Phil Hughes.


Which probably means they arent the same person ...

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Post by lardbucket on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 12:35

But ... photo ID required for passport. Oh.

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Re: The combined batting averages of international cricketers just jumped

Post by beamer on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 17:51

Worst active Test batting averages (min 20 innings):

Panesar 5.26
Enamul Haque jr 5.90
F Edwards 6.56
Rubel Hossain 7.50
Fernando 8.30
Welegedara 8.30
Price 8.70
Ojha 9.66
Roach 9.70
I Sharma 9.78
Gul 9.94

Perhaps balls faced per dismissal is more relevant than average for those in the super-rabbit category, as a shotless wonder who can hold an end up (e.g. Hoggard) is a lot more valuable than his average would suggest.


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Post by Gary 111 on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 20:25

Mohammed Irfan is pretty pony at batting, probably a side effect of being stupidly tall. Might give Monty a run for his money.
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Re: The combined batting averages of international cricketers just jumped

Post by lardbucket on Tue 29 May 2018, 08:35

rabbit and ferret update?

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Post by WideWally on Tue 29 May 2018, 09:05

Nuwan Pradeep?
Shannon Gabriel?
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Post by lardbucket on Tue 29 May 2018, 09:52

Shannon Gabriel is a good call.

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Post by beamer on Tue 29 May 2018, 21:53

Abbas clearly has a bit of Coldplay about him, Test average and top score both precisely 5... I know, limited experience, but his FC average is only 7.24.

My comment about England and Australia top order batsmen remains fitting 5 years on Laughing

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Post by Bradman on Wed 30 May 2018, 03:30

tbf the bowling average of anyone whoever took his wicket should be adjusted as well. was he anyones bunny
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Post by PeterCS on Wed 30 May 2018, 12:31

I suppose he may have been his girlfriend's (wife's? boyfriend's? mum's?) ickle cuddlemonster at some stage.
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